Today I have 3 headband ideas for you.  These headbands are modeled on baby dolls but they are adorable on any doll and even fun for you!

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Mix and match the supplies to get different looks!  You will be amazed that even by trying different types of fabrics you will really change the look of the headbands!


Pick one for the base:

  • fabric
  • felt
  • flowers

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Choose an elastic:

  • elastic chord
  • elastic trim
  • fold over elastic (Sold as headbands or in packages in the craft or sewing section.)

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Choose an embellishment:

  • jewels
  • sequins
  • buttons

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Flower Power

First up Bitty Baby is modeling Flower Power.

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To get this look I used a soft fold over elastic, artificial flowers, and buttons.

You can get the fold-over elastic in the craft or sewing section but you can also buy it in the hair section as a headband.  If you keep an eye out for it you can sometimes get a great deal.   My elastic came from the dollar store, sold as a headband in a pack of 6.  I cut it and resized it for Bitty Baby.

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The look of this headband can really change depending on the flowers you use and the colors you combine.

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Julie, American Girls’ 70’s doll could wear this style of headband really well in bright colors!

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Lovely Layers

Next Chloe is modeling a bright and fun version of Lovely Layers.

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To get this look I used a soft fold-over elastic, felt and sequins.

You can use any kind of fabric or embellishments for this flower.

This headband is so simple to make.

I folded my felt into three layers and cut a circle-ish shape out.

Leave one circle the original shape.  Trim around the outside of the next circle making it slightly smaller than the first.  Trim the last one even more to shrink it down to the smallest circle.  Add an embellishment to the center.

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Add one circle flower or many to get the look you want.

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I made this headband wild and fun for Bitty Twin but it can be made as a simple and elegant headband for dolls.

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Vary the colors you use, the size of the flowers and the width of the elastic to get a different look.  This headband would be lovely made to match an elegant dress to complete a holiday outfit.

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Full Fabric Blooms

This sweet baby doll is modeling the full fabric booms headband.

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To get this look I used scraps of fabric from an old dress, lace elastic, and a jewel.

You can use any kind of fabric and embellishments for this flower.

This is a favorite of mine!

Cut 4 similar circles and 1 smaller circle.  You can cut this out of any kind of fabric.

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Fold a circle into quarters.

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Glue the center of the folded circle to the center of the smallest circle.  You may need a little glue in the layers of the folds near the center.

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Fold the remaining 3 and glue them on the smaller circle.

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Add an embellishment to the center.  I used a jewel.

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This one is really fun to make out of different types of fabrics.  It changes how full the flower is an how much the edges fray.

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Experiment to get the look you want.  Depending on the size of the bloom and the type of elastic it will really change it up.  These headbands are lovely made out of a sheer fabric.

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Depending on what you have on hand you can make a few of these headbands to match some of your doll outfits or even make some for you!

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Play, create, play, create…repeat! 


PS I just wanted to share the fun giveaway for an Ashton-Drake So Truly Mine baby doll going on right now on my blog through Friday Oct 23, 2015.  The details are here!